What are the three most beautiful words in the English language? People might offer ?I love you? or ?Dinner is ready?, but we think there?s a strong case to be made for ?Coffee to go?. After all, if your brain and body aren?t firing on all cylinders, hardly anything seems to matter. But don?t just take our word for it. The U.S. market for coffee is one of the largest in the world, and with paper cups of coffee to go, you can take it with you.
Your daily jolt
The truth is, we?d be lost without our daily dose of coffee. Or our twice or thrice daily jolt of coffee. And now science is weighing in on the side of coffee drinkers, telling us what we knew all along: that coffee is actually good for you. Drinking three to five cups a day can help to prevent cognitive decline. Studies have shown that it can even reduce the risk of diseases like Alzheimer?s and memory loss by as much as 65%.
And of course, it tastes great. So how much coffee do Americans drink anyway? To begin with, the U.S. is the world?s largest importer of coffee beans, soaking up a quarter of the total supply. In 2014, U.S. imports of coffee totaled 27.5 million bags. One person out of three is a coffee drinker, and the average intake is 1.64 cups a day for the entire population.
What your favorite kind?
Speciality coffees make up over a third of the American market for coffee. About 37% of all coffee paper cups contain speciality coffees. These could be favored or special blends and varieties like Ethiopian, Tanzanian and Hawaiian alongside the familiar varieties from Colombia, Java and Yemen. Then there are the blends with fun names like Mudslide, Seafarer?s Blend and Mountain Sunrise.
Half of the population, or 150 million Americans, take their coffee in the form of espresso, cappuccino, latte, and iced or cold coffee. Hot or cold, a cup of coffee to go is refreshing way to recharge and refresh your energies. That little paper cup has the magic ingredients to lift your mood, clarify your thoughts and generally brighten the outlook.
Any time of day is a good time for coffee
Coffee fuels and fits into our busy lifestyles. About two thirds or 65% of all coffee drunk accompanies breakfast. Another 30% is drunk during the day between meals. And 5% accompanies other meals.
After dinner coffee is a great accompaniment to dessert or liqueurs and the perfect way to round out a dinner party.
At work, on the road or taking a quick break, we?d be lost without our little paper cups of coffee. Coffee cups help us get through our busy schedules at work and home. Whether you?re studying for an exam, preparing for a conference or driving through the night, that little cup of hot coffee will make sure you get it right. Coffee to go, anyone?
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